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August 15, 1993 | SUSAN KING, TIMES SAFF WRITER
Not only does funny lady Bonnie Hunt star in the new sitcom "The Building," premiering Friday on CBS, she also is the writer and executive producer. And none other than David Letterman is sharing executive-producing chores with her. "The Building" finds Hunt playing Bonnie, a young actress living in an apartment building across the street from the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field. The inhabitants of "The Building" are all played by Hunt's friends from Chicago's famed Second City theater company.
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April 17, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jennifer Aniston hit the premiere of her latest movie "Call Me Crazy: A Five Film" in Hollywood on Tuesday night and discussed her latest project and lack of wedding plans. The 44-year-old "Friends" alum walked the red carpet in an all-black Dior ensemble that featured her toned gams in short shorts and stiletto heels. Aniston helped produce the Lifetime film about mental illness, a follow-up to the network's "Five" from 2011, which told breast cancer stories. The film airs on Lifetime on April 20. "I'm a good boss!
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 1995 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
CBS is getting more eclectic as it seeks to attract younger viewers and shed its reputation for antiquity. Take tonight, for example. The three series that CBS launches are "Dweebs," an uneven, flip-floppy disc of a comedy about computer nerds; "The Bonnie Hunt Show," an amusing, uncommonly bright, urbane and distinctive comedy about a TV reporter, and "American Gothic," a dark, gloomy, largely unrewarding science-fiction drama centering on a sinister sheriff.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2010
The Early Show Breaking up. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Kate Gosselin; Khloé Kardashian; Mary Higgins Clark. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Michael J. Fox; Demi Moore. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Demi Moore; Hilary Duff. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Lauren Hutton; Kelly Osbourne. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Skin cancer. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Martha Stewart Show Rachel Maddow. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC The Bonnie Hunt Show Balthazar Getty; the Backstreet Boys.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2000 | ELLEN BASKIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Actress-writer Bonnie Hunt has been in Hollywood long enough to star in four situation comedies and appear in a dozen feature films. But she still feels an affinity for her hometown of Chicago. So it's not surprising then that the Windy City factors prominently in "Return to Me," the romantic comedy co-written by Hunt and Don Lake that also marks Hunt's directorial debut. The MGM release, starring David Duchovny and Minnie Driver, opens Friday.
NEWS
November 3, 2002 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Bonnie Hunt is still on a high from working with veteran comedy star Carl Reiner the day before on her new ABC sitcom, "Life With Bonnie." "It was the thrill of my life," she says breathlessly over the phone. "Carl Reiner is perfection. The crew gave him a standing ovation. For me, all is right in the world. This is all goodness. It's just nice to meet these people and be in their presence and learn from them."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 2004 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
At Culver Studios' Stage Six, Bonnie Hunt, writer-producer-director-star of the ABC family sitcom "Life With Bonnie" is doing what she does best -- everything. She rearranges chairs at the table and squares of lasagna on the plates in the kitchen set. When she overhears her TV son Charlie Stewart try out a childish joke, she chastises him, "That's not nice humor." A few minutes later, in the same no-nonsense voice, she coaches the boy, "Keep it real, sweetheart."
NEWS
October 29, 1995
A message to the TV audience: Help save another great show about to go down Cancellation Avenue. "The Bonnie Hunt Show" (Fridays at 8:30 p.m., CBS) is the most original and funniest concept to come along in quite a while. Bonnie Hunt is so unique she alone could carry the show. The supporting cast and the plots are very strong, too. In the Nielsen ratings it is almost dead last and that usually spells doom for a program. Save this show. Watch it. Vince McDonough, Costa Mesa
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2002
I am one of the several writers who was fired from the sitcom "Life with Bonnie" by Bonnie Hunt. In Mark Sach's article of Nov. 11 ("In the World of TV Casting, Nothing's Set in Stone"), he discusses the program and states that "as the ratings softened, the series' writing staff was cut loose," implying that the staff was somehow viewed as responsible for a poor showing by the program. This conclusion is illogical and uninformed, as every episode up to the time of the mass firing had been written by Hunt and her partner, Don Lake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2005 | Valerie Reitman, Times Staff Writer
It was a day of duty for Victoria Chambers. Now 95, this mother of 10, grandmother of 38, great-grandmother of 66 and great-great-grandmother of 27 got dressed up in a bright blue pantsuit and pink hat and was wheeled by her daughter through the Crenshaw neighborhood to the lobby of the Los Angeles Sentinel. Nothing was going to stop her from voting for what may be her last time. In Mississippi, where Chambers was born, blacks couldn't even register to vote.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 2009
The Early Show The Golden Globe nominations; Anna Kendrick; Julian Lennon. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Stanley Tucci; Golden Globe nominations; Jeff Bridges ("Crazy Heart"); Usher. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Griffin Dunne. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Guest co-host Anderson Cooper; Fergie ("Nine"); Chris Byrne. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Sigourney Weaver; Sam Worthington; Snoop Dogg.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2005 | Valerie Reitman, Times Staff Writer
It was a day of duty for Victoria Chambers. Now 95, this mother of 10, grandmother of 38, great-grandmother of 66 and great-great-grandmother of 27 got dressed up in a bright blue pantsuit and pink hat and was wheeled by her daughter through the Crenshaw neighborhood to the lobby of the Los Angeles Sentinel. Nothing was going to stop her from voting for what may be her last time. In Mississippi, where Chambers was born, blacks couldn't even register to vote.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 2004 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
At Culver Studios' Stage Six, Bonnie Hunt, writer-producer-director-star of the ABC family sitcom "Life With Bonnie" is doing what she does best -- everything. She rearranges chairs at the table and squares of lasagna on the plates in the kitchen set. When she overhears her TV son Charlie Stewart try out a childish joke, she chastises him, "That's not nice humor." A few minutes later, in the same no-nonsense voice, she coaches the boy, "Keep it real, sweetheart."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2003 | Mark Sachs, Times Staff Writer
The ABC sitcom "Life With Bonnie" returns for its second season tonight with a new time slot and on a new day but faced with the same old challenge: to make a TV star out of Bonnie Hunt. Network types have been trying to do that for years, and all you had to do to understand why was to catch her on a talk show. Coolly attractive, warmly conversational, quick on the uptake and laugh-out-loud funny. It was the whole package; all she seemingly needed was the right project.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2002
I am one of the several writers who was fired from the sitcom "Life with Bonnie" by Bonnie Hunt. In Mark Sach's article of Nov. 11 ("In the World of TV Casting, Nothing's Set in Stone"), he discusses the program and states that "as the ratings softened, the series' writing staff was cut loose," implying that the staff was somehow viewed as responsible for a poor showing by the program. This conclusion is illogical and uninformed, as every episode up to the time of the mass firing had been written by Hunt and her partner, Don Lake.
NEWS
November 3, 2002 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Bonnie Hunt is still on a high from working with veteran comedy star Carl Reiner the day before on her new ABC sitcom, "Life With Bonnie." "It was the thrill of my life," she says breathlessly over the phone. "Carl Reiner is perfection. The crew gave him a standing ovation. For me, all is right in the world. This is all goodness. It's just nice to meet these people and be in their presence and learn from them."
NEWS
December 10, 1995
The people who make the decisions on what new programs stay and which ones go should really take another look before they drop the ax. Bonnie Hunt's new show (recently dropped by CBS from its Friday prime-time lineup but set for a return--slot unknown--early next year) is charming and witty. It has very funny characters that care about each other; her show is subtle in its humor and touches you. This kind of show works much better in the long run, if given a chance. In very few cases are you able to see that on the sitcoms of today.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2000 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Return to Me" is the kind of big romantic movie Hollywood used to make with such seeming ease. This means you actually can care about the lovers, there's a fine sense of balance between humor and pathos in their story, and far from existing in a vacuum, they are surrounded by a substantial number of endearing types who recall the beloved character actors of the studio era.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2000 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Return to Me" is the kind of big romantic movie Hollywood used to make with such seeming ease. This means you actually can care about the lovers, there's a fine sense of balance between humor and pathos in their story, and far from existing in a vacuum, they are surrounded by a substantial number of endearing types who recall the beloved character actors of the studio era.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2000 | ELLEN BASKIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Actress-writer Bonnie Hunt has been in Hollywood long enough to star in four situation comedies and appear in a dozen feature films. But she still feels an affinity for her hometown of Chicago. So it's not surprising then that the Windy City factors prominently in "Return to Me," the romantic comedy co-written by Hunt and Don Lake that also marks Hunt's directorial debut. The MGM release, starring David Duchovny and Minnie Driver, opens Friday.
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